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    Former TD Bank Comptroller: Site C Dam too costly, unnecessary

    Ex-TD Bank Comptroller: Site C Dam too costly, unnecessary, rushed

    Former senior government official and TD Bank comptrroller Rob Botterell says the unnecessary, costly Site C Dam is being rushed through, without proper oversight.


    “Fundamentally uneconomic” Site C Dam would lose $350 million a year for taxpayers: Industrial energy expert

    The proposed Site C Dam would lose $350 million a year for taxpayers, estimates longtime industrial energy expert Dan Potts - calling the $8 Billion project "fundamentally uneconomic".



    SFU Prof Mark Jaccard: BC LNG a race to the bottom

    SFU Prof Mark Jaccard: BC LNG a race to the bottom

    SFU Professor Mark Jaccard shoots down the economics of BC LNG, not to mention the enormous carbon consequences from an industry already cutting corners.


    Petronas seeks federal tax handouts for BC LNG

    Petronas seeks billions in federal tax handouts for BC LNG

    Malaysia’s Petronas is seeking billions in tax relief from the federal government in exchange for building an LNG terminal in Prince Rupert.



    BC, China sign deal for foreign temporary workers to build LNG facilities

    BC, China sign deal for foreign temporary workers to build LNG facilities

    BC and China have inked a new deal to allow foreign temporary workers into the province to help build an LNG industry.


    Examining the BC Liberal Government's real fiscal record

    Examining the BC Liberal Government’s real fiscal record

    From the $3.3 Billion Port Mann Bridge to a stadium roof that ballooned to over 500% of initial estimates, Damien Gillis and CFAX's Ian Jessop discuss the BC Liberal government's real fiscal record.



    Peace Valley farmland, ecosystems worth $8 Billion a year-study

    Peace Valley farmland, ecosystems worth $8 Billion a year: study

    Keeping the Peace Valley’s farmland and ecosystems intact - instead of ramping up fracking and building Site C dam - would be worth some $8B/year, a new study finds.


    Under Liberals, big projects often double in cost

    Under BC Liberals, big projects often double in cost…Why would Site C Dam be any different?

    While the fast ferries scandal sank the NDP, the BC Liberals boast a much bigger list of fiscal fiascos...Why would the projected $8 Billion Site C Dam be any different?



    Site C Dam threatens BC's credit rating- Hudson's Hope Mayor, Council

    Site C Dam threatens BC’s credit rating: Hudson’s Hope Mayor, Council

    In an open letter to BC Premier Christy Clark, the District of Hudson's Hope says Site C Dam would harm the province's credit rating, while offering more prudent energy alternatives.


    Site C Dam-Fort St. John businessman isn't buying economic promises

    Site C Dam: Fort St. John businessman isn’t buying economic promises

    Longtime Fort St. John businessman Bob Fedderly isn’t buying the economic benefits touted for the proposed Site C Dam. The owner of Fedderly Transportation sat down with The Common Sense Canadian’s Damien Gillis a...